Azamat & Oliver
by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2020-09-08 at 07:26:44
Azamat (Kazakh) and Oliver (Irish) live in London and have been a couple for six years. The got married in September 2019, and completed surrogacy in St Petersburg this year. Their daughter Vivien was born during Covid lockdown in April, and it took the couple 3 months to finish all documents in St Petersburg before returning to London in July. They are now enjoying life as parents back in London.
Surrogacy is regulated in most Australian states & territories. This means there is no uniform law nationally. Currently, there are no surrogacy laws in the northern territory, Victoria and South Australia have progressed significant reforms recently. Commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia Only Altruistic surrogacy is permitted and the intended parents have to cover all […]
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